Volunteers clean up Lami foreshore

Volunteers from various organisations took the opportunity to collect rubbish and plant mangroves in a bid to save and protect the environment. Pictured is Navy volunteers with rubbish they collected. Picture: RAMA

Volunteers from various organisations took the opportunity to collect rubbish and plant mangroves in a bid to save and protect the environment. Pictured is Navy volunteers with rubbish they collected. on April 18, Picture: RAMA

Update: 12:41PM MORE than 100 people congregated this morning for a clean-up campaign at the Lami Foreshore, that was also to mark Earth Hour.

Volunteers from various organisations took the opportunity to collect rubbish also and plant mangroves all in joint efforts to save and protect the environment.

Speaking at the event, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Fiji conservation director Frances Areki thanked all the organisations that had come forward to support the initiative.

“We have a lot of partners out here today. We have corporate partners as well. We have ANZ, which has a long time partnership with WWF, and the Fiji Navy and the Bank South Pacific (BSP),” Mr Areki said.

He said once rubbish was collected, they would then weigh it to determine the type and weight of wastes collected.

Also, organisations taking part in the Switch Off Campaign tonight are:

– ANZ Bank

– BSP

– Pacific Energy

– Reserve Bank of Fiji

– Fiji National University (FNU)

– Grand Pacific Hotel(GPH)

– Holiday Inn

– Novotel Suva

– Shangri La Fijian Hotel

– Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

– iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB).

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